Elder Government

When it comes to church leadership there is a great deal of confusion.  To help folks understand where we are coming from practically speaking when it comes to how our church leadership (at the highest level of our pastoral team of elders) operates we have prepared this page for you to read.  In a nutshell, we believe the pastors or elders are the leaders of the church chosen by God (Acts 20:28) and recognized by the congregation, who voluntarily submit to their leadership for the benefit of their souls (see Hebrews 13:17). 

For further on how the eldership work together in leadership and church life, please read this helpful booklet, "Biblical Eldership" by Alexander Strauch.  

For further on how elders are recognized by the congregation at Del Rey Church, see  

NOMINATING COMMITTEE GUIDELINES FOR ELDERS